Medusa ~ carol ann duffy language // imagery duffy uses different types of stone for each living thing that medusa kills, dull grey pebble for the bee, a housebrick for the ginger cat etc (the sizes of the stones increase through the poem - the importance of the living thing also increases bee to dragon. I was wondering if anyone could help me for my as coursework we have to answer a question on medusa and i'm confused as to what its about as i was away fo. To what extent does carol ann duffy’s poem ‘medusa’ challenge stereotypical masculine and feminine attributes the world wife anthology written by carol ann duffy, challenges the established exemplification of prevailing characteristics found in both genders, in a patriarchal society. Carol ann duffy is scotland’s most famous contemporary female poet she is the uk’s poet laureate and is the first female to ever have held this distinguished position she is the uk’s poet laureate and is the first female to ever have held this distinguished position.
Lesson 2: medusa by carol ann duffy how does the form and structure of duffy’s poem affect the reader’s understanding of medusa’s thoughts duffy’s poem is written in the style of an internal monologue within the poetic form of free verse throughout. In the poem medusa by carol ann duffy, who is the 1st female poet laurate, destructive power of jealousy is described from medusa’s point of view duffy also explores the physical effects of emotional distress when her suspicion, doubt and fear transform into a filthy snakes. Poems analysed from carol ann duffy havisham by carol ann duffy carol ann duffy.
A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy grew in my mind, which turned the hairs on my head to filthy snakes, as though my thoughts hissed and spat on my scalp my bride’s breath soured, stank in the grey bags of my lungs i’m foul mouthed now, foul tongued, yellow fanged there are bullet tears in my eyes. The speaker of carol ann duffy's medusa does not hold back regarding her anger and fury toward men metaphorically, the speaker compares her own situation to that of medusa being raped by. Medusa by carol ann duffy medusa was slain by the hero perseus, who chopped off her head to avoid looking at her directly he used a highly polished shield as a mirror the first person narrator, medusa, is a woman who has been transformed into a gorgon because of her jealousy she suspects her husband is cheating on her. What carol ann duffy has done with the world's wife is give voice to the unsung wives of famous husbands of history and literature these wives have lived unappreciated and without credit in the shadows of their husbands until duffy told their stories.
Medusa at the chelsea flower show 2015 photograph by mark brown there are various different versions of medusa’s origins and history, as is often the case with the dramatis personae of the greek myths her story exists in at least two forms. The world's wife is a collection of poems by carol ann duffy published in 1999 the world's wife is carol ann duffy's first themed collection of poems (published in 1999) the collection takes characters, stories, histories and myths which focus on men, and, in duffy's renowned feminist way, presents them anew for the public to look at the. In the case of ‘medusa’, carol ann duffy is giving a voice to medusa in this poem, medusa expresses her bitter feelings about becoming old and, in a sense, unwanted she is directing the poem.
Carol ann duffy includes the poem medusa in her poetry collection entitled the world's wife(1999) this lauded group of poems explores the stories that have not been told about historical and/or. Tes english, learning poems, teaching poems in the relationship cluster 'medusa' by carol ann duffy includes a reading and audio. Medusa carol ann duffy a suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy grew in my mind, which turned the hairs on my head to filthy snakes as though my thoughts hissed and spat on my scalp.
Carol ann duffy (b 1955) is the current uk poet laureate, but she has been a major voice in contemporary british poetry for over thirty years, since her first collection, standing female nude, was published in 1985 and, as seems to be the rule for poets laureate, her best work consists of her non-laureate poems. Medusa by carol ann duffy the poem medusa explores the theme of jealousy and anger the poet illustrates this using the extended metaphor of a greek mythological creature medusa, whose story describes her as a beautiful maiden that is turned into a hideous creature after being raped by poseidon - poem analysis: medusa by carol.